The authorities of the Smolensk region allocated 8 million rubles for support of beginning farmers

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotoboekroemenie work. Archival photoThe authorities of the Smolensk region allocated 8 million rubles for support of beginning farmers© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Authorities in Smolensk region will allocate from the regional budget of eight million rubles for the support of young farmers, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«On competitive selection of submitted nine applications from beginning farmers. To participate allowed four of them. The result of the winners in individual entrepreneurs — the head of peasant (farmer) farms of Dorogobuzh, and Yartsevo, Roslavl and Kholm-Zhirkovsky district», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, for implementation of projects of the winners of the competition will need invest their own funds in the amount of 3.4 million rubles. Within six years, the entrepreneurs will conduct reconstruction and modernization of agricultural facilities, purchase machinery, equipment and dairy cattle.

It is planned that the successful implementation of projects will allow beginning farmers, in particular, to increase the number of dairy herds of more than hundred cows, volume of milk sales by more than 570 tons, create more jobs and raise the average monthly wage, explained in a press-service.

«Farmers today it is extremely difficult to start a business without state support, primarily because of the high cost of feed and agricultural equipment. Programs to support small farms developed in the Smolensk region, help to solve these problems.

Budget funds for beginning farmers should be an important contribution to the development of their own industries. We understand that this form of state support is extremely important to Smolensk farmers, so we plan to continue this work in the future», — said the Governor Alexey Ostrovskiy.